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Old 03-23-2007, 05:10 AM   #1
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Stinky Boxster...

I know this is a trivial/naive question, but here goes:
Yesterday I forgot to put my top up, and of course, according to the Murphy's law, it started to rain. So now my sweet Porsche smells like a skunk. I wonder if there's any fragrance treatment or something that's not too overwhelming that I could use to get rid of this, (I kind of like the smell of "new car", or better yet, no sell at all).

Any help appreciated,

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Old 03-23-2007, 05:13 AM   #2
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I got my floor mats a little wet recently and got that wet sweatsock smell for a while...

The BEST solution would be to have your carpets and mats steam cleaned.

Personally, I threw my mats in the wash and dried them, and it helped, but not totally. I ended up vacuuming out the car, and used some automotive Febreeze. Now my car smells pretty good!

Probably will still see if I can have the carpet professionally cleaned sometime, tho.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:08 AM   #3
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+1 on the Automotive Fabreze - good stuff...

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Old 03-23-2007, 09:13 AM   #4
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What you're smelling is probably some sort of mold or fungus that has grown due to the moist conditions. I wouldn't stop at anything less than a steam clean of the interior carpets (the seats, dash, etc should be fine with a clean wipe down). Else you're just covering up the smell, or drying what is still wet, and not actually taking care of the problem.

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